Voices Behind the Wall, a photography, art and spoken word exhibit, will be presented at the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) gallery in Venice beginning Friday, June 22 through Aug. 3.

An opening reception is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. June 22 at the SPARC gallery, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice.

Voices Behind the Wall features works by youths in the probation system at Camp David Gonzales in Calabasas. The youths at the probation camp take part in arts and education classes within the New Roads for New Visions program.

Working alongside professional artists, the incarcerated minors develop skills in photography, digital media, writing and the visual arts, event organizers said. This exhibit represents multiple years of work by minors and seeks to present insight to life behind the walls one of Los Angeles County’s probation camps.

New Roads for New Visions uses academic, creative arts and pro-social education to help juvenile justice-involved youth achieve their career goals and realize their full potential.

Event organizers say New Roads for New Visions is one of the only such programs working within a county facility. This exhibit marks the 10-year anniversary of the program.

The event will be hosted by SPARC, a community-based nonprofit arts organization founded in 1976.

Information on New Roads for New Visions, (310) 829-9877.

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